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Healthy Yards 101: Idea Spark

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Waterloo Public Library - Main Library

35 Albert Street

Waterloo, ON N2L 5E2

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Discover how to transform your yard in to a rain garden or other rain-smart landscape and help reduce flood risk in your neighborhood.

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In Southern Ontario, climate change is bringing heavier and more frequent rainstorms. As we learned in last year's talk on Canada's Climate Adaptation Gap: Reducing Flood Risk, rapid water flow over hard surfaces leads to flash flooding and stress on municipal water systems. It is possible to mitigate these risks by greening our own outdoor spaces. The right mix of science, landscaping and plants can help capture water and prevent fast runoff.

Be inspired by some dramatic before, during and after photos from gardeners who are turning their spaces into rain gardens and other rain-smart landscape features. Then, in a hands-on workshop, take that inspiration and start to plan your own project to create a beautiful and natural, rain-smart space for people and wildlife. You will leave the workshop with a basic plan and additional resources to help implement your healthy yard project.

Delivered in partnership with Reep Green Solutions. Reep Green Solutions is an environmental charity that helps people live sustainably. Their mission is to empower the community with the practical tools, knowledge and capacity for action to make sustainable living the norm.

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Becca Robinson - During her tenure with Reep Green Solutions, Becca has helped property owners make landscape changes that are more resilient to climate change. Becca received her Masters in Landscape Architecture from University of Michigan and has practiced in Detroit, Michigan and Edinburgh, Scotland prior to landing in Kitchener. She has a Masters of Landscape Architecture from University of Michigan and a B.S. in Environmental Science from University of North Carolina.

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